NEW BUSINESS


 NEW NOTICE

Just got word that the American Legion Post 81 is reopening on July 4, 2020. There is a possibility that we might be able to have our July 28, 2020 meeting. I will keep you advised.

NEW CHANGE

AFTER A LENGTHY CONVERSATION WITH THE POST COMMANDER OF AMERICAN LEGION CHAPTER 81 IT WAS DETERMINED THAT HAVING OUR MEETINGS ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH INTERFERED WITH ANOTHER GROUP THAT MEETS ON THAT SAME DATE. WE HAVE DECIDED THAT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR CHAPTER AND THE POST THAT WE WILL RE-SCHEDULE ALL FUTURE MEETINGS STARING IN APRIL TO THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. THE NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY APRIL 28, 2020 AT 6PM (1800).
THIS IS BEING DONE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR GROUP SINCE WE ARE GUESTS AT THE POST.
** AT THIS MOMENT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN
CANCELED.  PLEASE WATCH FOR UPDATES. **



Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion

Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion 

The Florida Veterans Reunion is one of the largest and longest running veterans reunions in the country.

2020 dates Escort May 3rd Reunion May 7th - 10th

We welcome all veterans young and old at our event.

**HAS BEEN CANCELED**

Attention all members

Veterans need VHIC for in-person Commissary, Military Exchange, MWR access

Expansion to start Jan. 1, 2020


  The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.

Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers who are eligible and want to take advantage of in-person benefits must have a Veterans Health Identification Card, or VHIC. Primary Family Caregivers must have an eligibility letter from VA’s Office of Community Care.

Veterans use VHICs for identification and check-in at VA appointments, but will also use them for base access under the new program.

Veterans eligible solely under this act who are eligible to obtain a Veteran Health Identification Card must use this credential for in-person installation and privilege access. The card must display the Veteran’s eligibility status (i.e., PURPLE HEART, FORMER POW or SERVICE CONNECTED).

Veterans eligible solely under this act who are not enrolled in or are not eligible to enroll in VA health care, or who are enrolled in VA health care, but do not possess a Veteran Health Identification Card will not have access to DoD and Coast Guard installations for in-person commissary, exchange, and MWR retail privileges, but will have full access to online exchanges and American Forces Travel.

Medal of Honor recipients and Veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are eligible for DoD credentials under DoD policy.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/68479/veterans-need-vhic-for-in-person-commissary-military-exchange...